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Vanilla ice cream on a sugar cone
American style classic vanilla ice cream
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
This classic vanilla ice cream is super creamy and delicious. It’s so easy to make ice cream parlour quality treats at home.
Servings: 4 1/2 cups
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk homogenized or 3 1/4% fat
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/8 tsp fine salt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Prepare your ice cream maker ahead of time according to manufacturer instructions. In our case, we used the Breville Smart Scoop™ ice cream maker. There’s no need to pre cool the unit in the freezer, since the unit has it’s own compressor.

  2. Place all the ingredients in a sauce pot, and whisk a bit to incorporate.
  3. Heat the pot on medium, whisking occasionally until small bubbles form on the edges of the cream mixture. Don’t let the mixture reach a boiling point!
  4. Pour the mixture into a bowl, cover it lightly with a paper towel or lid, but make sure not to seal it completely as the lid might pop from the heat.
  5. Place the bowl in the fridge (with a heat protector underneath) for a couple hours or until the mixture is completely cooled.
  6. Pour the ingredients into the ice cream bowl and start churning.
  7. In about 45 minutes (give or take), you’ll be rewarded with creamy delicious vanilla ice cream.
  8. Add your favourite cone and toppings or enjoy the ice cream on it’s own.
Recipe Notes
  • Churn the ice cream longer for a harder consistency
  • Place the ice cream in a sealable container and put it in the freezer for future cravings. The better the seal, the longer it’ll last in the freezer.
  • You can substitute refined sugar with monk fruit /erythritol sugar, which will reduce blood sugar spikes. Keep in mind that the ice cream will become harder in the freezer than its counterpart. Take this ice cream out of the freezer about 20 to 30 minutes before you plan on eating it.